Bye bye bloatware: Windows gives us Refresh

It started out being called ‘bloatware’ but as consumer’s patience wore thin it was eventually replaced with the title ‘crapware’. In short, it’s the software that manufacturers load onto new hardware before purchases in an attempt to drive customers to new products. And in most cases it’s totally superfluous and burdensome to your system. Since […]

5 popular virtualization platforms for SMBs

Virtualization allows you to eliminate dependency on physical hardware limitations and software requirements. Exactly how you achieve that comes in a number of different solutions with even more confusing lingo and acronyms, but before you can tackle any of that it’s a good idea to go over the different companies providing the services. Below is […]

Windows Phone is calling it quits

Microsoft smartphones have been on their last legs for months, if not years. Though builds and new features held promise in revitalizing the device, Microsoft announced the removal of their phones from the consumer market. While Microsoft maintains its stance on “fully committing” to Windows Phones, the fact that they are selling off their handset […]

A more secure cloud-based Microsoft Office

Privacy and security concerns can derail a lot of great software ideas — but Microsoft is determined not to let that happen to their browser-based Office Online services. Last week, the software giant announced that their cloud-based versions of Office would be available to be hosted locally, wooing over security skeptics. Let’s take a look […]

Improved email security for Office 365

No matter how much technology advances, human error has always been a fact of life. Nowhere is this more pertinent than when it comes to email security as many of today’s breaches start in an employee’s inbox. But now Microsoft is looking to change this. In the coming weeks, the technology giant intends to launch […]

Add-ins give Office new life

Are you looking for a way to change up your Microsoft Office experience? It’s actually pretty easy to do thanks to a plethora of add-ins available for your favorite Office application. While these tools aren’t exactly reinventing the wheel, they do add a nifty wrinkle to the popular Office suite. Want more information? Read on […]

Several new phones to launch in 2016

If you decided to pass up on buying a new phone in 2015, you might have done yourself a favor. While there were some good releases over the last 12 months, 2016 is shaping up to be a banner year, with several new launches planned by all the major players. So, what can you expect […]